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Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> In the summer of 2011, Kerry Hoffman weighed 343 pounds. At 6 feet 1 inch, his body mass index was

Amazon to FAA: Let us fly our drones

  Getting all your deliveries by drone is getting one step closer to reality. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to conduct outdoor tests near its Seattle headquarters. Amazon, in a letter

$100 billion mistake with your taxes

The government made about $106 billion in improper payments last year. The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn’t get them. A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion

More companies bail on U.S. for lower taxes

In the past 10 years, 47 companies have relocated overseas for lower tax rates. That compares to only 29 in the previous 20 years. More companies than ever are abandoning the U.S. for nations with lower taxes.

21 most iconic American cars

Watch: Cars that scream America You’ll often hear cars called “iconic”just because they’re easily recognizable. But to be truly iconic, a car has to stand for something. It has to be the sort of car that, if

Facebook won’t say ‘sorry’ for mind games

  Facebook can’t seem to bring itself to apologize for performing psychological experiments on its users. In her first public statement on the matter, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the outrage over the company’s

5 hottest stock markets in the world

2014 Return: 47% Argentina is living on borrowed time, but the nation’s stock market has been on a tear this year. The benchmark Mercado de Valores de Buenos Aires (Merval) has gained 47% since January, making it

5 apps to help change the world

Home caregiving is one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States. Yet home health aides and other domestic workers, like nannies and cleaners, have very little protection under federal labor laws. When New York became

Google’s cardboard virtual-reality goggles

  Facebook paid $2 billion to get into the virtual reality business. Google managed it with a couple magnets and some cardboard. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) revealed a number of big updates to its Android software at its

Stroke ‘selfie’ saves her life

(CNN) — It’s not your usual selfie. “The sensation is happening again,” Stacey Yepes tells the camera. “It’s all tingling on left side.” Her selfie led to a stroke diagnosis Explaining what a mini-stroke means “I don’t